I find a recurring battle going on in my spirit right now. While I am pretty sure of the way through it, the battle isn’t any less intense. The feelings are raw and real for me. I spent 30 years in ministry. While I still feel “called” in ministry, I have entered a new ministryContinue reading “Deep satisfaction”
I’ve spent the last 4 years in flux and transition. I had been in ministry all my adult life and even in that role I was always in flux. Urban ministry was my context and the shifts I had in how I view ministry and being the Body of Christ in that context was aContinue reading “My goal for 2022: Create more mess”
I had a smaller goal for reading this year, but then just kept on reading. I also listened to books on Audible since I was driving quite a bit at particular times of the year. I was able to read more widely this year than probably ever before. More female authors. More authors of color.Continue reading “Books this year”
There are a couple of areas becoming clear where I will do a bit more writing and start back in podcasting for 2020. I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is, to supporting women in ministry. Leadership. Not just ordaining. Leadership. I will continue to lend my voice, small as it is,Continue reading “2 places where my voice will be raised”
It’s a bad pun and I fell into it before I realized it. Looking ahead to next year I have realized that the Lord has brought me a gift in this time period. The past two years and the year ahead are pivotal. It is a moving away from the hectic scramble and stress ourContinue reading “Focus”
I read or listened to 37 books this year, if I’m counting correctly. Here are a few that stood out to me.
I can wake up every day with a driving passion to help my family, my church, and my city thrive.
There are two “words” the Lord dropped into my heart for 2016. ABUNDANCE HARVEST He has given these words for my family and my church. This will be a year of provision. This will be a year of harvest. So much has transitioned in such a short time. For our church, we are out ofContinue reading “The year of abundance… and hard work”
Two words the Lord gave me for our church and for my own life going into 2015: 1. Transformation 2. Multiplication Transformation is best summed up in these words of Jesus (from the Common English Bible): 17 From that time Jesus began to announce, “Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” (Matt. 4:17)Continue reading “Resolved for 2015: Living a life of repentance”